Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

«L'hanno detto alla radio!» : comme la sciena va en l'aire

Marzia Mazzonetto


Of all forms of media, radio can play a central role in the modern process of science
communication, exploiting its unique nature of closeness and intimacy. Radio over the
years has been able to reach a large number of people, to diffuse knowledge, to mirror the important changes and social movements that have taken place. This is particularly
true when dealing with science popularisation at local level. Community radio stations represent
an interesting place where the discourse of the media and the discourse of the public
merge together at a deeper level. Their main characteristics being free access and
public participation in production and decision-making, community radios have a
prominent role in the promotion of the public debate on topics of risk communication
in science, such as biotechnologies or health matters. The network of municipal radio
stations of Catalonia is presented as an interesting example where confirmation of this
hypothesis can be found.

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